Kelvedon Hatch 'Secret' Nuclear Bunker (Essex) Reviews
Description:Nuclear bunker where the Prime Minister, cabinet ministers and scientists would have been moved for several months in t ... more
Newest Review: ... to do.Next there was a sign telling you the admission costs (fair enough),and another stating in what I can only describe as a threatening manner,that once you went through the first doorway,there was no way back out unless you paid a fine (higher than the admission cost).Really!There were no staff there to stop your retreat so how did they plan to enforce this? Next were more intimidating ... more
Customer Kelvedon Hatch 'Secret' Nuclear Bunker (Essex) Reviews (4)
by Sue - written on 04/10/10
We decided to visit after seeing it mentioned in a book of days out. Upon arrival at the entrance bungalow,you find that there are no staff to greet you,but instead there are lots of paper signs stuck to the walls everywhere telling you what to do.First everyone must take an information "wand",which our two children,both well over 5 years old and therefore too old for the child ones,didn't really want to do.Next there was a sign telling you the admission costs (fair enough),and another stating in what I can only describe as a threatening manner,that once you went through the first doorway,there was no way back out unless you paid a fine (higher than the ... Read the complete review
by Paddy Mac - written on 07/03/10
Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker is well worth a visit just see the building and to get some idea of what the political atmosphere was like in the middle part of the 20th century. It is quite impressive to see the resources were plowed into preparing for a nuclear conflict with the Soviet Union. This bunker and many other facilities like it are scattered through out the UK. The vast majority are closed to the public and slowly deteriorating so I personally jumped at the opportunity to see inside a preserved one. Firstly the good parts. The bunker tour was interesting and it was obvious that in the past a lot of effort went into preparing the place for ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/04/02, updated on 30/10/04 (Very useful, 1354 readings)
I popped into Kelvedon Hatch (an old regional government nuclear bunker) over the weekend. This was the government nuclear bunker for London from 1972 (though the bunker was built much earlier than that). Apparently the Prime Minister would have stayed there in the event of nuclear war. Look, um, sorry, but this place is rubbish. In more ways than one. It's run by people who seem to think it's clever writing little notices everywhere. Not of the "This is the telephone exchange and this is what it does"-type. The "Parents! Don't let your children write on the walls! You wouldn't let them do it at home SO WHY HERE?" ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/06/01, updated on 10/06/01 (Very useful, 845 readings)
Located down in deepest, darkest Essex, the Kelvedon Hatch "Secret" Nuclear Bunker is an unexpected and astonishingly bizarre tourist attraction. I first came upon it when we were driving along the A414 towards Chelmsford in Essex, and spotted an AA sign proudly pointing out the location of a "Secret Nuclear Bunker", needless to say, my curiosity was piqued. It turns out that the nuclear bunker is one of the largest in the country, and was specifically built just after World War Two, in 1952, to be the home of the Government in the event of nuclear war. It's a mammoth construction that was bought back, in 1992, by the family from whom the ... Read the complete review
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